Saturday, August 1, 2015

Give assets details for two years by October 15: Central government to employees

NEW DELHI: All central government employees were today asked to file the details of their assets and liabilities for two years by October 15, as part of a mandatory obligation under the Lokpal Act.

The first return, giving details of assets and liabilities as on August 1, 2014, and second one, as on March 31, 2015, can now be filed by October 15, this year, the Department of Personnel and Training said in a communique sent to secretaries of all central government ministries.

They have been asked to ensure compliance of all officers working under their charge and those in PSUs and other organisations under the control of their ministries.

As per rules, notified under the Lokpal Act, every public servant shall file declaration, information and annual returns pertaining to his assets and liabilities as on March 31 every year or on or before July 31 of that year.

For 2014, the last date for filing returns was September 15, which was later extended to December-end, then till April 30, and now up to October 15. Employees also have to file the details of their assets for 2015 by the extended date.

The declarations under the Lokpal Act are in addition to similar ones filed by the employees under various services rules. All Group A, B and C employees are supposed to file these declarations.

Employees need to give details like cash in hand, bank deposits, investment in bonds, debentures, shares and units in companies or mutual funds, insurance policies, provident fund, personal loans and advance given to any person or entity, among others.

There are about 48 lakh central government employees.

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 Official announcement of da JULY 2015 likely to be  expected in the month of September

Friday, July 31, 2015



Basic needs like food and clothing are very important to man; equally important is a house to live.
In the mind of every central government employee, the dream of owning a house certainly holds the first place. We can see some central government employees living in government quarters all through their service period and then searching for a rented house. In majority of the “Group C” employees, this happens to be the case.

In its recommendation, the 6th pay Commission had prescribed that the central government has to avoid giving loans and advance and if necessary, it can make an agreement with public sector banks to provide such benefits. It had also laid down that the interest offers given to central government employees can be directly paid to the banks.

Presently, for loans up to Rs.50, 000/- (given as House Building Advance to the central government employees), the interest rate is 6%; for larger loans, the interest rate is calculated as follows: for loans up to 1,50,000 the interest is 6.5%, for loans up to 5,00,000 the interest is 8.5% and for loans up to 7,50,000, the interest is 9.5%.

Considering the high price of the building materials and the wages of the construction workers, the loan of Rs, 50, 000 which the government provides will disappear like a drop of rainwater that falls in to the ocean.

All the employees expect that the 7th pay commission has to consider the situation of the central government employees and provide suitable recommendations in this respect. When giving loans to a person, the Public and private sector banks follow certain procedures. The government also needs to follow some procedures when proving Housing loans. It has to come forward to discard the outdated rules and regulations. It has to follow only the necessary and practical procedures while providing HBA.

The government has to give loans with an interest rate that is not more than 6%. For the differently abled, it has to provide HBA without interest. HBA has to be given twice during one’s service period. When both husband and wife are government employees, the loan amount also needs to be doubled. Other than the basic pay, even the Grade Pay needs to be considered and a minimum of Rs. 15,00,000 has to be provided as HBA. When the government has the heart to help all this would be possible.

Railway Partnership with Kendriya Vidyalayas

Ministry of Railways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in February, 2010 with Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) for development of educational facilities for wards of railway employees as well as of children living in the vicinity of railway habitations. This MOU, inter-alia, envisages setting up of 50 Civil Sector Kendriya Vidyalayas by Ministry of HRD on the land to be provided by Railways during 11th and 12th Plan periods. Pursuant thereto, Ministry of HRD has sanctioned twelve new Kendriya Vidyalayas namely at Carriage Repair Workshop Harnaut (Bihar), Cast Wheel Plant, Bela (Bihar), Railway Campus, Nanded (Maharashtra), Railway Campus, Rangiya (Assam), Freeland Ganj Railway Colony, Dahod (Gujarat), Krishnarajapuram Diesel Loco Shed Colony, Bangalore (Karnataka), Shakurbasti, West Punjabi Bagh (Delhi), Bandel Railway Colony, Hooghly (West Bengal), Angul (Odisha), Golden Rock, Tiruchirapally (Tamil Nadu), Rail Coach Factory, Raebareily (Uttar Pradesh) and Jhajha, Jamui (Bihar).

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

(Release ID :124025)


Permanent Commission for Women Officers in Defence Forces

Women are inducted as Short Service Commission Officers (SSCOs) in the Armed Forces. Women SSCOs re eligible for consideration for grant of Permanent Commission in specified branches in terms of Government Policy letters dated 26th September, 2008 and 11th November, 2011.

So far, 340 Women SSCOs have been granted Permanent Commission in the Armed Forces. State-wise details are not maintained as officers in the Armed Forces are inducted on an All India basis.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Dr. Pritam Gopinath Munde in Lok Sabha today.

(Release ID :124011)

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